Secret Codes and Symbols
Secret Codes and Symbols
ART ADVENTURES | EPISODE 4

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Secret Codes and Symbols
Secret Codes and Symbols
ART ADVENTURES | EPISODE 4

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Secret Codes and Symbols
Secret Codes and Symbols
ART ADVENTURES | EPISODE 4

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Secret Codes and Symbols
Secret Codes and Symbols
ART ADVENTURES | EPISODE 4

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Secret Codes and Symbols
Secret Codes and Symbols
ART ADVENTURES | EPISODE 4

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Secret Codes and Symbols
Secret Codes and Symbols
ART ADVENTURES | EPISODE 4

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Secret Codes and Symbols
Secret Codes and Symbols
ART ADVENTURES | EPISODE 4

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Secret Codes and Symbols
Secret Codes and Symbols
ART ADVENTURES | EPISODE 4

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Secret Codes and Symbols
Secret Codes and Symbols
ART ADVENTURES | EPISODE 4

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Secret Codes and Symbols
Secret Codes and Symbols
ART ADVENTURES | EPISODE 4

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Learn more! Here are some article links for you on this episode's theme of secret codes and symbols in art:

Steganography
Learn about hiding information within an image or text so that it's not evident to human inspection.
Voynich
Can statistics help crack the mysterious Voynich manuscript? Q&A with Linguist Claire Bowern.
8 Ciphers that shaped history
These secret codes enabled secure communication—at least until others found ways to crack them.
The sculpture 'Kryptos'
These secret codes enabled secure communication—at least until others found ways to crack them.
The Symbolist movement
Reacting against the rationalism and materialism that had come to dominate Western European culture.
Cryptography in Ancient and Medieval History
The fascinating history of codes and ciphers - use some in your art!

Books on Secret Codes and Symbols

Understanding the World of Hidden Messages: An Illustrated Guide to Signs, Symbols, Ciphers, and Secret Languages, by Paul Lunde
A Guide to Imagery, by Matilde Battistini
in Christian Art, by George Ferguson
Subjects and Symbols in Art, by James Hall
The Guide to Secrecy From Ancient to Modern Times, by Richard A. Mollin
The World of Secret Communication, by Michael T Hegarty

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